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CHS Middle East wins second major medical services contract in Iraq

Sallyport Global Services Ltd., a Michael Baker International wholly owned subsidiary, selects CHS Middle East, LLC to provide critical medical services at Balad Air Base, one of the largest military bases in Iraq.

Cape Canaveral, Fla. (April 28, 2014) – Sallyport Global Services Ltd., a Michael Baker International wholly owned subsidiary, has awarded CHS Middle East, LLC a multi-year contract to provide medical services at Balad Air Base under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program (“FMS”) supporting the Government of Iraq’s purchase of F-16 aircraft.

Under the multi-million dollar contract, CHS Middle East will provide a full range of clinical services, including on-site emergency care, dental, pharmaceutical, laboratory, x-ray services, resuscitative and general surgery, to as many as 2,500 personnel on Balad Air Base. The company’s specialized expertise dedicated to serving its clients and proven ability to execute, manage, and deliver medical services in austere environments was instrumental in the success of winning a second major medical services contract in Iraq.

CHS Middle East is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHSi), an industry trusted provider of onsite health centers for the U.S. government and national examination programs for government and commercial clients. Since 2007, CHSi has become very active in medical services operations. The company currently has several medical support services contracts internationally. Most of the contracts are dynamic, with CHSi demonstrating its ability to adjust rapidly to changing requirements for medical support and scale the medical solution to optimize care, quality, and safety. This latest contract builds upon CHSi's success providing primary health care services, a suite of diagnostic capabilities, as well as resuscitative surgical care, 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year to approximately 17,000 personnel in Iraq, on the U.S. Department of State Medical Service Support contract in Iraq.

CHSi's global reach includes having served clients in 32 countries in Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. In North America, CHSi’s extensive nationwide network supports geographically dispersed workforces with 12,000 CHSi-credentialed providers serving clients from 10,000 clinics in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and Canada. The CHSi network includes certified physicians, nurses and other health care personnel, many of whom have been associated with CHSi for more than 10 years, including more than 4,400 specialists.

“The health of overseas personnel is critical to the success of operations in Iraq," said Gary G. Palmer, president of CHSi. "CHSi, especially our international support team based in Cape Canaveral, is proud to have been selected to provide critical high-quality, workforce health solutions to support the men and women performing mission-critical work at the Balad Air Base. We are committed to creating healthier and stronger personnel in the U.S. and abroad."

CHSi brings decades of experience providing successful workforce health solutions to government clients, including many of the largest non-defense federal agencies. Clients have included the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and U.S. Department of State (DOS).